This appeal was received pursuant to subsection 50(1) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1987 (the "Act") which gives a person who has made a request for access to personal information under subsection 48(1) a right to appeal any decision of a head under the Act to the Information and Privacy Commissioner.
The facts of this appeal and the procedures employed in making this Order are as follows:
1. On June 27, 1989, the requester wrote to the Ministry of the Attorney General (the "institution") and requested access to:
"All information, documents and correspondence related directly or indirectly to the case Regina v. [name of appellant] in the period of time from June 11, 1986 to May 31, 1989."
2. On July 26, 1989, the institution's Freedom of Information and Privacy Co-ordinator (the "Co-ordinator") responded to the requester by providing partial access to the requested records. Access to certain records was denied pursuant to subsections 14(2)(a), 15(a), 19 and 21 of the Act. At the same time, the Co-ordinator advised the requester that the interests of a third party might be affected by the request and that a decision respecting disclosure of this third party information would be forthcoming.
3. On August 22, 1989, the requester wrote to me appealing the institution's decision and I gave notice of the appeal to the institution on August 24, 1989.
4. On August 23, 1989, the Co-ordinator wrote the requester to advise that access to the third party information was denied pursuant to subsections 17(1) and 18(2)(a) of the Act.
5. On September 21, 1989, the requester wrote to me to appeal the decision of August 23, 1989.